Sri Lanka tour of India, 2005/06 / Commentary

Sri Lanka in India Test Series - 3rd Test

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 259 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

12.2

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar, good line and length delivery, Tendulkar misses the ball, no runs

12.3

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - left alone outside the off stump

12.4

Malinga to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Malinga to Tendulkar - good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Tendulkar gets well foward and punches it away right into the gap between the cover fielders, off the mark with a good shot

12.5

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - wicket to wicket delivery, Tendulkar gets right behind the line and defends it down

12.6

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - on the middle and leg stump line, defended on the back-foot, end of a successful over

India 54/2   SR Tendulkar 2* (5b)

14.1

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short delivery, drifting down the leg side, Tendulkar stands tall on the back-foot and turns it away well wide of the fielder at short fine leg

14.5

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar, good length delivery, Tendulkar pushes forward, no runs

14.6

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - defended on the back-foot

India 56/2   SR Tendulkar 3* (8b)

16.1

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, Malinga to Tendulkar - nasty bouncer, Tendulkar sways away late and avoids it neatly, excellent effort ball

16.1

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - drifting on to the pads, turned away straight to the fielder at square leg

16.2

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - fraction short and outside the off stump, Tendulkar drives but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball rolls down to mid-off

16.3

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - defended outside the off stump

16.4

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, Malinga to Tendulkar- pitched up outside the off stump, Tendulkar drives but once again the shot is not timed well enough and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

16.4

Malinga to Tendulkar, FOUR, Malinga to Tendulkar - drifting on to the pads, Tendulkar gets well inside the line and works it away in the air but well wide of the fielder at leg-gully, Maharoof at fine slides across but the ball goes through, just a flick of the wrist and the ball raced away

16.5

Malinga to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Malinga to Tendulkar - driven straight down the ground, misfield at mid-off gives away runs

16.6

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar, good line and length, Tendulkar defends it, no runs

India 64/2   SR Tendulkar 9* (16b 1x4)

18.1

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - on the pads, was there to be hit but Tendulkar fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the leg side

18.2

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short rising delivery on the middle and leg stump line, bit of extra pace and that surprised Tendulkar, who stands tall on the back-foot and fends it away awkwardly

18.3

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - defended outside the off stump

18.4

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - driven back to the bowler

18.5

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, Malinga to Tendulkar - another sharp bouncer and Tendular does well to avoid it, once again no-ball called for overstepping

18.5

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - bit of width outside the off stump and Tendulkar goes after it, gets it on the middle of the bat but the ball goes straight to the fielder at point

18.6

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short rising delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Tendulkar stands tall on the back and plays it down on the leg side, fielders are deep and a quick single is added to the total

India 70/2   SR Tendulkar 10* (23b 1x4)

19.1

Maharoof to Tendulkar, no run, Maharoof to Tendulkar - short of a good length delivery, first signs of reverse swing, Tendulkar looking to defend it on the back-foot is comprehensively beaten, excellent delivery

19.2

Maharoof to Tendulkar, no run, Maharoof to Tendulkar - good length delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

19.3

Maharoof to Tendulkar, no run, Maharoof to Tendulkar - left alone outside the off stump

19.4

Maharoof to Tendulkar, 1 run, Maharoof to Tendulkar - bit of width outside the off stump and Tendulkar drives it away square on the off side, Mubarak at point dives across full length and cuts off a certain boundary

India 71/2   SR Tendulkar 11* (27b 1x4)

20.1

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - angled in from outside the leg stump, defended watchfully

20.2

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short ball, angled in from outside the leg stump, Malingas sling action makes it tough for the batsman but Tendulkar sways across and avoids it cleanly

20.3

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - another short delivery, no shot offered

20.4

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short ball, pitched outside the leg stump and angling across, Tendulkar reads it well and leaves it for the keeper

20.5

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar - another short ball and Tendulkar ducks under it

20.6

Malinga to Tendulkar, no run, Malinga to Tendulkar, just short of a length, Tendulkar lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Sangakkara

India 71/2   SR Tendulkar 11* (33b 1x4)

21.4

Maharoof to Tendulkar, no run, Maharoof to Tendulkar - played off the pads, fails to beat the fielder at mid-on

21.5

Maharoof to Tendulkar, no run, Maharoof to Tendulkar - pitched up outside the off stump, driven hard but straight to the fielder at mid-off

21.6

Maharoof to Tendulkar, no run, Maharoof to Tendulkar - good length delivery, bit too wide outside the off stump and Tendulkar leaves it for the keeper

India 72/2   SR Tendulkar 11* (36b 1x4)

22.2

Malinga to Tendulkar, 1 run, Malinga to Tendulkar - short ball, again angled in from wide outside the leg stump, Tendulkar too stays back and tucks it away off his hips to fine leg for an easy single

India 74/2   SR Tendulkar 12* (37b 1x4)

23.1

Maharoof to Tendulkar, 1 run, Maharoof to Tendulkar, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Tendulkar drives off the back-foot and the ball goes straight to Bandara at covers, mis-field gives away a single

23.5

Maharoof to Tendulkar, 1 run, Maharoof to Tendulkar - again strays on to middle and leg, turned away off the back-foot to fine leg area for an easy single

India 77/2   SR Tendulkar 14* (39b 1x4)

24.1

Bandara to Tendulkar, 1 run, Bandara to Tendulkar - tossed up and turning away, driven just wide of the fielder at cover

24.4

Bandara to Tendulkar, 1 run, Bandara to Tendulkar - driven away with the spin, Atapattu at point fails to pick it up cleanly and they cross over

India 80/2   SR Tendulkar 16* (41b 1x4)

25.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - short outside the off stump, turning in, Tendulkar rocks back and cuts hard but fails to beat the fielder at extra cover

25.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, FOUR, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - tossed up and turning in, Tendulkar steps forward and lofts it away well over the fielder at mid-on, one bounce and over the rope she goes, hit it with the break and the ball just flew off the meat of the bat

25.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - defended on the back-foot

25.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - turned away on the leg side

25.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, good line and length, Tendulkar pushes forward, no runs

25.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - down the leg side, left alone

India 84/2   SR Tendulkar 20* (47b 2x4)

27.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - turning on to middle and leg, Tendulkar fials to make contact, ball clips the pad and pops up straight to the fielder at short leg, appeal turned down and rightly so

27.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - defended on the back-foot

27.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - straight delivery outside the off stump, driven off the back-foot to the point region

27.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, length ball, Tendulkar blocks it, no runs

27.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, line and length, Tendulkar blocks, no runs

27.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, length ball, Tendulkar hits it on the leg side, no runs

India 84/2   SR Tendulkar 20* (53b 2x4)

28.5

Bandara to Tendulkar, no run, Bandara to Tendulkar - turned away on the leg side

28.6

Bandara to Tendulkar, 1 run, Bandara to Tendulkar - worked away fine, ball rolls down to fine leg and an easy single is added to the total

India 86/2   SR Tendulkar 21* (55b 2x4)

29.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - tossed up and turning in, Tendulkar goes right back and works it away straight to the fielder at short fine leg

29.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - defended on the front-foot, ball rolls away on the leg side

29.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - pitched outside the off stump and turning in, Tendulkar goes back and forces it away square of the wicket

29.4

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - worked away off the pads, short fine leg moves across and cuts off the single

29.5

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - turned away nicely on the leg side but Mubarak at short leg gets in the way

29.6

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 1 run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - turned away well wide of the fielder at short fine leg, easy single to end the over

India 87/2   SR Tendulkar 22* (61b 2x4)

30.1

Bandara to Tendulkar, no run, Bandara to Tendulkar - on the middle and leg stump line, Tendulkar stretches forward to defed and the ball rolls away of the inner half of the bat

30.2

Bandara to Tendulkar, 1 run, Bandara to Tendulkar - turned away well wide of the fielder at short leg

India 88/2   SR Tendulkar 23* (63b 2x4)

31.1

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - driven straight back to the bowler

31.2

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run, Muralitharan to Tendulkar - tossed up and turning in, defended stretching well foward

31.3

Muralitharan to Tendulkar, OUT, Muralitharan to Tendulkar, OUT (Caught) - Murali strikes! well flighted delivery, turning in from outside the off stump and Tendulkar is beaten by the extra bouncer, jumble of bat, pad and body - ball pops up on the leg side and Mubarak at short leg takes a good catch diving well forward - India three down

SR Tendulkar c Mubarak b Muralitharan 23 (85m 66b 2x4 0x6) SR: 34.84

India 88/3   SR Tendulkar 23 (66b 2x4)
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Series Results
India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad - Dec 18-22, 2005
India won by 259 runs
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India won by 188 runs
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Match drawn
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Dec 22, 2005

Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble are elated after India's comprehensive win at Ahmedabad, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Ahmedabad, Fifth day, December 22, 2005

Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble are elated after India's comprehensive win at Ahmedabad

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Dec 22, 2005

Harbhajan Singh celebrates after bowling out Muttiah Muralitharan, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Ahmedabad, Fifth day, December 22, 2005

Harbhajan Singh celebrates after bowling out Muttiah Muralitharan on the final day

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